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Het Wilde Western

Common Stage is a stage in Utrecht-West where Het Wilde Western create Improvisation Performances with people from different backgrounds, ages, and artistic experiences. Visitors of the Ubuntuhuis, which include people from the asylum seekers’ center, students from social or artistic courses, and local residents come to play. Since Common Stage is on Monday afternoons, Het…

Bukjeh

Bukjeh is a bilingual installation filled with real and intimate stories by people who have been forced to leave their homes, created in response to children’s questions about refugees. The Arabic word ‘bukjeh’ means a pack of belongings carried by travellers and refugees. The project has been developed by recently arrived refugees, together with artists…

Les Super Etoiles de Partout

Orchestre Partout is a music group with a unique world repertoire and a musical breeding ground. It was originally inspired by the Allstar Refjudzji Band from the Czech Republic, which was featured at ICAF 2011. Since then, Orchestre Partout (French for ‘Orchestra Everywhere’) makes music with residents in asylum seeker centres and plays concerts on…

K&A

Κ&Α form a dazzling duo. Mixing their different backgrounds and their complex cultural roots they spread poetic & political concepts. Their mobile studio and stage fluctuate between variable combinations of latitudes and longitudes. Urban & rural territories, in which borders are alive, appearing and disappearing, magnetize their artistic practise. K&A create the tools to blurry…

UrbanDig

UrbanDig is an artistic, participatory site-based research project developed by theatre maker and engineer Giorgos Sachinis and the Ohi Pezoumi, an arts collective from Athens. Every UrbanDig project begins at a specific spot in the city and involves the different people who live and work there. Together, artists and neighbourhood participants explore the synergy, the…

Arts in Action

Arts in Action (AiA) is a multidisciplinary arts organisation that has been working throughout Trinidad’s grassroot communities for over 25 years. It offers costume design workshops, choreography, participatory theatre, and music for steel pan orchestras. It is a not-for-profit unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts of the University of the West Indies…

The Clean Fanfare of the Dirty Guests

De Propere has played more than 300 concerts since they first took to the streets in May of 2004. Neighborhood parties, parades, events of all kinds, festivals small and larger scale activities are part of their oeuvre. In the Brugse Poort, in Ghent, in the rest of Flanders, in France and the Netherlands. Their most…

Crown Troupe of Africa

Nigeria has a long history surrounding arts-in-education, which, in many African countries, often blends with community-based art. As such, participatory arts often provide inspiration for young people in under-resourced areas where options for employment or further education are extremely limited and the temptations of less desirable career paths are ever present.   In the second half…

The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal, in the North-West of Ireland. They are multi-instrumentalists and specialize in close harmony singing. They combine a career in the professional music scene with a passion for working in community settings. Over the past ten years, they have become increasingly popular in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Australia, the…

City Arts

City Arts Nottingham develops arts opportunities that bring people together, stimulate change and create stronger, healthier communities. The company believe participation in the arts can enrich and transform people’s lives and have been pioneering this approach for nearly 40 years. A registered charity, City Arts works creatively and collaboratively with communities and particularly target resources…